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May 24 blood drive is from 1:30-6 p.m.
The American Red Cross blood drive sponsored by Seaside United Methodist Church scheduled on Thursday, May 24, has changed its hours of operation. The drive will now operate from 1:30-6 p.m.
Anyone at least 17 years of age, or 16 years of age accompanied by a parent, and weighing a minimum of 110 pounds and in general good health, is eligible to donate. Donors must also bring a form of ID in order to donate. Donors of all blood types are needed.
“In this region, we need about 1,600 donors each day to meet the needs of patients in area hospitals,” said Tanya Tilley-Hall, donor services of the Carolinas Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 579-5753 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Church celebrates eighth anniversary
Greater Tabernacle Church of Longwood, 683 Longwood Road in Ocean Isle Beach, will be celebrating its eighth anniversary at an 11 a.m. service on Sunday, May 27.
Guest preacher will be the Rev. Garry Karr of Keysville, Ga. along with the congregation of First Baptist Of Keysville. Dinner will be served immediately following the morning service. Everyone is invited.

Choir day to be May 27
The choir members of Crystal Spring Missionary Baptist Church in the Northwest Community, 4754 Blue Banks Loop Road in Leland, will be observing choir day beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 27. Various groups from the surrounding area will appear on this special program. Come out and be blessed.

Concert set for May 27
Trinity Baptist Church, 883 Holden Beach Road in Shallotte, will welcome Corbin and Linda Whitaker of Carthage in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 27. Refreshments will follow the concert.